Sensate faucet with Kohler Konnect allows users to turn the
water on or off and dispense measured amounts of water through
simple voice commands or motion-based interactions.
— As homes continue to get “smarter” with the use of
technology, Kohler Co. has improved its line of technology-driven
products and added a new bathroom suite system.
updated and new products available through the Kohler Konnect
portfolio has extended voice control technology and improved music
and lighting experiences. The Wisconsin company also has introduced
the Veil Lighted bathroom collection, which is the first connected
bathroom suite that works together as a system.
introduced at CES 2018, Kohler Konnect features innovative kitchen
and bath products that use voice commands, hands-free motion control,
and personalized presets managed through the Kohler Konnect
application for iOS and Android devices. The application is powered
by the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and Azure IoT services, and
also offers support in select products for Amazon Alexa, the Google
Assistant and Apple Home-Kit.
to Friday’s announcement, Kohler Konnect is expanding with
additional options for personalized control and whole-room solutions
adding convenience, comfort, and enjoyment to the home.
technology is driving innovation in the smart home category, but
connectivity alone isn’t enough. We believe in leading with design
and seamlessly incorporating the right technologies so that our
customers can personalize their bathroom experiences to be just
right for them,” said David Kohler, president and CEO of Kohler
Co., in a statement. “For 145 years, Kohler has brought innovative
and quality products to the marketplace that offer convenience and
comfort in kitchen and bath spaces. Kohler Konnect continues our
industry leadership by offering whole-room solutions with more voice
control, better music and sound, and dynamic lighting environments
through our Kohler Konnect portfolio.”
new Veil Lighted bathroom collection brings immersive, connected
lighting into the entire bathroom space. The full contemporary suite
of products includes an intelligent toilet, freestanding bath,
lighted mirror, and lighted three-piece vanity that work together as
a system with integrated lighting. Automated synchronized lighting
options mimic nature to create various moods that enhance wellbeing.
In addition to new launches and product enhancements at CES,
attendees at this year’s conference will experience new
demonstrations of Kohler innovations for the kitchen and bathroom
that were showcased in 2018 and will be available for consumers in
of Kohler’s other smart products include The Sensate Touchless
kitchen faucet, which allows users to turn the water on or off and
dispense measured amounts of water through simple voice commands or
motion-based interactions. There’s also the DTV+ system which
allows consumers to create presets for sound, water, steam and
lighting, delivering the ultimate customized spa-like showering
experience, placing it in a category all its own.